Wednesday, February 15, 2012

my first attempt!

i've seen some of the COOLest foundation paper pieced blocks out there and have been a bit scared of trying them (like pee in my pants scared!), but for whatever reason.. i decided to jump in and try my first block yesterday...  ;)

and i gotta tell you... the shiz was pretty easy! i watched this tutorial on line
(i did use the ruler) and chose a pattern. i knew if i was going to spend the whole morning learning this new technique, it better be one bad ass pattern that would scream... Anthropologie at me, so i bought this one.

all in all... i think i may be adding these into my rotation of favorite projects!  you can find lots of eye candy here and here, if my Matroyshka Doll doesn't do it for you... trust me, it's an endless sea of fantastic choices!! ;D





hugh... now what should i try??... any ideas kids??
x, Heather

27 comments:

  1. FREAKING CUTE! Seriously - that's your opening volley? Is there anything you CAN'T do? Awesome work!

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  2. She is adorable! Had to come over from flickr and check her out and I got to listen to The Smiths too! win! win!

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  3. Oh.my.goodness. First time out of the gate? Go buy a lottery ticket. That is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Somebody hide my credit card.

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  4. She is awesome! Love your color choices!

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  5. Fantabulous! Can't wait to see what you try next :)

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  6. off to purchase pattern.... must have my own... LOVE this so much - well done for your first try - my you look like a paper piecing pro! Well but of course you are a pro! :)

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  7. Wow. Gorgeous! Just had to pin it...and tweet it...hope you don't mind!

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  8. She's adorable! How was the process?

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  9. I made a star the other day and was so proud of myself. I have no dimensional awareness, so paper piecing is scary to me too... but your first shot is so cute! ♥ Good work!

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  10. O.M.G. Way too cute. *WHERE* did you find that pattern???? I was just hankering to make a pillow today (have been scouring flikr) and this one SPEAKS to me! hehe :)

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  11. SO COOL!! Love it! I tried my hand at foundation paper-piecing this fall and fell in love with it but haven't done much since I finished holiday gifts. I am soooo going to be doing more of it this weekend after that burst of inspiration...

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  12. What a great job you did on it, too!! Paper piecing scares me too but maybe I should try it soon.

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  13. Love it - I haven't tried any yet, but think I want to try that doll!

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  14. Funny to be following another with the same name! Your pillow is gorgeous. I was going to invite you to check out our Paper Piecing Sew Along using the patterns in Fat Quarterly Issue 8. Details on my blog if you're interested.

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  15. This is awesome! I think I might have to try it. Plus, those prices on Anthropologie are ridiculous...

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  16. That is awesome! Well done! And thanks for sharing, its the first time I've actually read through (and even watched the vid you recommended) a paper piecing article as have always blown it off as being beyond my skills. But love love love it. I reckon I could give this a go!!

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  17. Beautiful! And thanks for posting the link to the pattern - I'm going to get it too and make a mini quilt!
    I used the same youtube tutorial to learn to paper piece as you did, btw.

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  18. You are seriously gifted! That is amazing for your first paper pieced block! Heather, you are inspiring!

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  19. Thanks for the inspiration, and the really helpful video link. I've just finished my first paper pieced block - I didn't know how much fun it was (it always seemed uber-scary)

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  20. this is absolutely adorable! you are so talented!!

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  21. Holy cow...love it...fantastic that you challenged yourself and then shared it...

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  22. I have just added BubbleStitch to my etsy favs.....you gals are both sooo talented!

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  23. Where can I find this pattern? Love it!

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  24. oh my gosh. I'm in love with this pillow. So cute! I love your colors and embroidery and the stinkin' adorable matryoshka doll fabric too. GREAT JOB, I might just try paper piecing one of these days - you've inspired me!

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